'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending March 25, 2016:
Naughty Professor is a New Orleans-based funk/jazz collective. The group's latest album, In The Flesh, is comprised of live audio, behind-the-scenes tour footage, and more. For a group known for their high-energy performances, an album featuring live cuts is a wise choice. Fans of Galactic, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and George Porter, Jr.-- check this one out.
This spring, Jazz in the Park, the biannual free concert series at Armstrong Park, turns five years old. In honor of this birthday, People United for Armstrong Park is hosting a free three-day festival May 6-8 expanding the normal Jazz in the Park experience. The festival will also include various high school marching bands marching down the St.
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more.
The first Festival Bonfouca will be held this weekend in Slidell. Three days of local food vendors, arts market and water sports (kayak and boat rentals, fishing rodeo), and plenty of local music will fill Heritage Park. Produced by the same folks who put on the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, the festival will run from 5-10p on Friday, 11a-10p on Saturday, and 11a-8p on Sunday.
Each membership drive, WWOZ puts out a new CD with some of the best sounds of New Orleans and where we've been in the previous 12 months. CD #44, If Only You Knew, is one of the finest we've put together yet, filled with rip-roaring music from local and national acts recorded live by WWOZ.